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Admission Policies and Procedures


  • Applicants must have high school diploma or GED certificate
  • Submit completed application with $5 application fee
  • Submit completed TEAS test registration form with $60 testing fee
    • Register with ATI to obtain TEAS test login and password
  • Successfully pass TEAS V test administered at Four Rivers Career Center or HESI exam administered by East Central College for entrance into their RN program
    • Must pass Basic Level of all (4) parts of TEAS V test (Math, Science, Reading and English)
  • Submit “Why I Want to be a LPN” essay
  • WSPN will complete reference checks on previous employment and personal references
  • Submit high school and college transcripts
  • Attend applicant interview scheduled by WSPN Administrator in May




  • Applicants will be notified regarding class selection by June 1
  • Pay $100 Non-Refundable Deposit no later than New Student Orientation in early June
  • Attend New Student Orientation in early June
  • Complete FASFA, pay tuition and/or make all financial aid arrangements with the Financial Aid Office by July 15.
  • Obtain clean Background Check and Drug Screen by the first day of class in August
  • Obtain a current physical and all updated immunizations as outlined in student handbook by the first day of class in August
  • Obtain BLS/CPR certification by the first day of class in August



Transfer Policy

Students that have partially completed a program of training in another accredited school of practical nursing may qualify for transfer into the Washington School of Practical Nursing program if:

  • Enrollment permits
  • All admission/selection criteria are met
  • Curriculum plans and course descriptions are comparable to WSPN program


Students must provide transcripts and course descriptions from courses taken at the previous institution.


WSPN Administration reserves the right to contact faculty from the transferring school about the student's progress in the current program.


If more than one year has lapsed since the student has attended a program of nursing, the student is ineligible for transfer into our program but may apply for admission into the program at a future date.


Student transfers between programs within Four Rivers Career Center does not apply to the Washington School of Practical Nursing due to the difference in nature and structure of the program compared to other FRCC programs.

Notice of Nondiscrimination

Applicants for admission and employment, students, parents of elementary and secondary school students, employees, sources of referral of applicants for admission and/or employment, and all unions or professional organizations holding collective bargaining or professional agreements with School District of Washington are hereby notified that this institution does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability in admission or access to, or treatment or employment in, its programs and activities. Any person having inquiries concerning Four Rivers Career Center compliance with regulations implementing Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VI), or Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (Title IX), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Section 504), or Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) is directed to contact the Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources, 220 Locust, Washington, MO 63090 (636-231-2020).  The Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources has been designated by the School District of Washington to coordinate the Title VI, Title IX, Section 504 and ADA.

Non-English Speaking and English as Second Language Students

These students will need to meet the same criteria for admission as all other students.  They shall demonstrate a working knowledge of spoken and written English.  It is the responsibility of the applicant to provide proof of proficiency in the English language.  This must be documented by official results of a TOEFL examination.  Information can be obtained at